George Coleman ‘63 of Dallas received the 2009 Dan R. Price Memorial Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. The Award honors an attorney who serves the profession as a volunteer and legal scholar while also actively practicing law. The recipient exhibits dedication and zeal for service to the public and to the Bar. Friends and family of Dan Price, an Austin lawyer, endowed this award to memorialize the qualities and accomplishments of his life. The award carries with it a $1000 scholarship to be donated in the recipient’s name to the Texas law school of his or her choice. Coleman designated his alma mater, SMU Dedman School of Law, as recipient of the scholarship.
Coleman earned his B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1961 and his LL.B.from Southern Methodist University in 1963. From 1963 until 2007, he was an attorney with Jenkens and Gilchrist, P.C., and in 2007, he formed the Law Office of George W. Coleman. He is the former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section Committee on Relations with State Bar Associations, former Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Business Law Section, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. Since 1995, Coleman has given over 100 lectures on topics such as partnership laws and legal ethics. Coleman is a former board member of the Center for Nonprofit Management and a former board member of the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.